If you are looking for a fun and educational kid friendly things to do in Orange County, consider visiting the Santa Ana Zoo. At this zoo, you and your family can learn all about the plants and animals that call Central and South America home. Head down to the Santa Zoo and see what they have in store for you today!
The Santa Ana Zoo has recently opened a brand new exhibit called Tierra de la Pampas. At this multi-species exhibit, you can get close to animals such as anteaters, guanacos, and rheas. These animals are some of the most extinct species in the entire world. In this exhibit, visitors can access special walkways and viewing areas that will make you feel as though you are a part of the space as opposed to being on the outside looking in. If you get tired of walking around, hitch a ride on the Zoofari Express that has been on the grounds since 1999. In this fun train, travel through the zoo on this exciting 6 ½ minute ride. If you want to learn more about the farms in the Orange County area, stop by the Crean Family Farm. Here, you can learn more about farming in the area, feed sheep and goats, and even try your hand at milking a replica cow! Feeding is not available on all days so be sure to call in advance to make sure it is available on the day you will be visiting.
The Santa Ana Zoo is open every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years. The zoo is open from 10am – 4pm and the grounds close at 5pm. General admission to the zoo is $10, seniors 60+ get in for $7, and children 3-12 get in for $7. If you attend the zoo Monday through Friday after 2pm (excluding holidays), then adult tickets are $6, seniors tickets are $4, and Children tickets are $4. For more information call 714.836.4000 or visit santaanazoo.org